Recipe: Banana Walnut Muffins

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Banana Walnut Muffins

Serves: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, walnuts and mix until dry ingredients are just combined. Do not over mix. Scoop about ¼ cup of batter each muffin tin.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.

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“There’s no use stressing over something in the past, because there’s nothing you can do to change it. Just move on, life goes on.”

Corned Tuna Omelet

Ang cookin’ ni ina nyo for today ay…

Corned Tuna Omelet

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 small tin corned tuna
  • salt and pepper
  • onion leaves (optional)

Brekpas por wan lang ‘to. Plate Oo, kaya ko ubusin itey ng mag-isa.

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“Living in favorable and unfavorable conditions is called part of living. But smiling in all those situations, is called the art of living!”

Egg Rolls and Hero

Kanina lang, nagbate ako ng itlog. 😛

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Masarap sa almusal ang binateng itlog.

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…at gawing Egg Rolls.

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Kasamang sangkap sa binateng itlog, minced carrots, red bell pepper and onion leaves + seasoning.

Siempre, solb na solb ang kain ko. Feeling ko ang yaman-yaman ko, as usual. Hihihi!

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At habang nagbabate ako ng itlog kanina sa harap ng kalan, hinaharana ako ng kantang ‘to as my background music…

This is not a love song, but a song about growing up and taking on responsibilities. Nakakagana lang makinig.

Play it, beybi!

HERO (by Family of the Year)

“Your masquerade
I don’t wanna be a part of your parade
Everyone deserves a chance to
Walk with everyone else.”

— Me either, don’t want to conform to what others think I should. 

Have a good Friday, lovelies!

 

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“Growth is painful. Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes

My new favorite to bake.

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Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 eggyolk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice- add acid to the milk then set aside for 5 minutes before using)

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir together with whisk, and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add eggs, eggyolk and beat 10-20 seconds.  Add sugar and continue to beat on medium speed about 30 seconds.  Add vanilla and oil, beat.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add about half of the flour mixture.  Add half of the milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk.  Beat until just combined.  Scrap down the side of the bowl.
  5. Pour batter into a muffin pan prepared with paper liners.  Fill liners about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake cupcakes in pre-heated oven for 12-14 minutes.

 

 

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“When SOMEONE gives you a NICKNAME, it means you are SPECIAL to that person.”

Banana Cake

Hindi ko na maipagpabukas pa ang pagbe-beyk ng Banana Cake gamit ang Ate Shawie’s Banana Cake Mix dahil over ripe na talaga ang mga saging ko dito.

Uy ha! Walang biro, ayus na ayos ‘tong baking mix ni Ate Shawie.

Moist, masarap at malambot ang finished product. Walang istir talaga – masarap!

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Napaka-convenient pa ng preparation dahil eto lang ang kailangan:

  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 medium Egg
  • 3 tbs. Oil
  • 1/3 cup mashed Banana
  • 1 pack Sharon’s Banana cake Mix

Yan lang!

Mix-mix na agad.

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Bake for 30 minutes lang.

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Parang gusto kong mag-hoard ng banana cake mix na itey at next time hahaluan ko ng NUTS para mas bonggels ang resulta!

 

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“Matuto kang sumuko kung nasasaktan ka na ng sobra. Sabi nga nila, lahat ng mabigat, gumagaan kapag binitawan.”

Garlic Bread

GARLIC BREAD – ang panimula kong lafur para sa isang napakagandang araw ng Lunes.

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Eto lang at isang tasang coffee, talo-talo na ang almusal ko kanina.

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Paano gumawa ng garlic bread?

Ganito. . . isang lumang sliced french bread. . .

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Softened butter na may pinong-pino, minced garlic at onion leaves. . .mix-mix lang. . .

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Ipahid sa mga tinapay. . .

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At i-toast.

Yun na yun!

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“People come and people go. That’s life. Stop holding on to people that have let go of you.”

Banana Loaf Cake

3 days ago, nabalitaan ko na mag-uumento daw ang presyo ng LPG ng bonggang-bongga.

‘Kako sa sarili ko noong isang araw, “Jeskelerd! Kelangan maubos na ang laman ng tangke ko! Now na!” Ayokong maabutan ng pagtaas ng presyo noh!

Napagtantiya ko na paubos na talaga ang laman ng tangke ng LPG ko, pero kelangan ko pa rin madaliin. Kaya para akong lukaret na dali-dali nag-bake para maubos lang agad ang laman ng LPG ko. Hahaha!

Abah, sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, kelangan kong maging wais. Kelangan ko makapagpa-deliver na ako ng bagong tangke ng LPG bago mag price increase.

At eto ang naisipan kong i-bake – BANANA LOAF CAKE.

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BANANA LOAF CAKE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 11/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 4 medium)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

Preparation:

  1. Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and creamy.
  2. Add eggs gradually.
  3. Add vanilla and mashed banana, beat until combined.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in milk.
  5. Fold in sifted flour alternately with milk.
  6. Stir until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth.
  7. Bake for 1 hour.

 

As of this writing, bagong-bago ang LPG ko. At hindi po ako naabutan ng price increase na nag-start kanina lang. Bleh! 😛

 

 

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“Ang taong parating nakangiti, parating may blessings.”

KAKANIN: Cassava Suman

Afternoon snack…cassava suman with buko filling.

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Wag po magtaka kung bakit brown ang  kulay ng suman ko. Hindi po sunog yan. Lol!

Para may variation, dinagdagan ko ng cocoa ang kalahati ng cassava mixture ko para maiba naman at para – masaya!

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Na-miss ko ang kumain ng cassava suman talaga.

Parte ang kakanin na ‘to ng kabataan ko dahil ‘to lagi ang binibili ko sa school namin noon.

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CASSAVA SUMAN

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated coconut 
  • 2 cups grated cassava
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated young coconut (for filling)
  • 12 Blanched banana leaves ( serve as wrappers)

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Cooking Procedure:

  1. Combine grated cassava, grated coconut and sugar.
  2. Place measured amounts of cassava mixture on each piece of banana leaf.
  3. Roll Banana leaf, enclosing filling and fold both ends.
  4. Arrange on steamer rack.  Steam for 30 minutes, counting time when live steam starts to form.

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“Minsan, nagsasayang tayo ng napakaraming oras kaka-isip sa taong ni minsan hindi naman tayo naiisip.”

KAKANIN: Pichi-Pichi

Nakausap ko ang friend kong nasa Zurich, Switzerland noong Sunday at nagpaturo sa akin kung paano daw ang pag-bake ng cassava cake na hindi nasusunog ang toppings.

Bah! Gulat naman ako sa kanya. Ibig sabihin ba may kamoteng-kahoy sa Switzerland?!

Oo daw. Meron daw. Kaso ginto ang presyo. Sabi nya ang yung DALAWANG piraso ng kamoteng-kahoy eh parang mga P350.00 daw ang presyo dun! Santisima! Ginto nga!

Sakto naman nang biglang may naglako ng kamoteng –kahoy dito sa may labas namin.

At ang presyo?

P10.00 per kilo.  (Taray!)

Anong sinabi ng presyo nila dun sa Europa sa presyo ng kamoteng-kahoy dito sa Pinas! Hahaha!

Haynaku, basta! Ay lab Pilipayns pa rin.

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Enweys, pinakyaw ko na. Binili ko apat na kilo lahat sa halagang P40.00. (Yaman!)

Kaya eto gumawa na agad ang Mamaru ng PITCHI-PICHI!

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Ako na mismo ang nag-grate. (Sensya na, nakalimutan ko kung ano ang tagalog ng GRATE. Alam nyo ba? Share nyo nga sa akin. Tnx.)

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Sa lahat na yata ng kakanin….isa ang Pichi-Pichi sa pinakamadaling gawin.

Simple lang din ang mga sangkap.

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Nilagyan ko food color ang Pichi-Pichi ko, pero OPTIONAL ‘to.

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Pwedeng gumamit ng mga cuchinta molder sa pag-steam ng Pichi-Pichi pero mas pinili ko ang ganito….ang ilagay ang mixture sa dalawang baking pan.

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Originally, sa grated coconut pinagugulong ang Pichi-Pichi.

Pero kahit pagkain ngayon eh nag i-evolve na rin.

Sa ngayon ang nauuso ay sa KESO or CHEESE na sya pinagugulong. Lol!  

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Pichi-Pichi Recipe
Ingredients

  • 2 cups cassava, grated
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup grated coconut or cheese
  • 1/2 tsp lye water (lihia)
  • 1/2 tsp buko-pandan essence

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, except the grated coconut.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp of pandan flavor into 2 cups of water
  3. Stir until well blended and no lumps remain.
  4. Pour into 2 pcs pans, put a drops of food coloring (optional)
  5. Steam for 45 minutes or until firm.
  6. Cool and scoop using a spoon.
  7. Roll each piece in grated coconut or cheese.

 

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“Minsan kailangan mong manahimik para malaman nilang nasasaktan ka.”